Kotzé did not resist arrest

2012-01-11 15:22
Cape Town - Johan Kotzé did “not resist arrest” when police caught him in a house in the veld near Modimolle, it was reported on Wednesday.

Kotzé had been fleeing on foot for 12 hours. When police finally caught up with him he apparently complained of dehydration.

He was taken to a doctor and was given a clean bill of health. He is now in a holding cell in Modimolle police station.

Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi was quoted by EWN as saying that Kotzé was confronted at about midnight by the special task force.

"When he [saw] us, he abandoned his vehicle and ran into the veld,” Mulaudzi said.

The murder suspect allegedly hid in an abandoned house in the veld and did not put up a fight when police discovered him.

Kotzé has been on the run since last week after forcing three men at gunpoint to rape and mutilate his estranged wife. He also shot dead the woman’s son.

Mulaudzi said Kotzé was found by a tracking team and K9 dog unit.

One of the men Kotzé allegedly forced to rape his estranged wife was also arrested on Wednesday.

Both men will appear in the Modimolle Magistrate’s Court.   

Meanwhile, the department of labour is investigating if there is a way to protect employees who are forced into committing acts of violence, African Eye reported.

"However, we won't help them if it is found that they willingly took part in such a disgusting crime,” said regional labour department spokesperson Johannes Mokou.

- News24
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